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The 95th Rose Bowl Game on Thursday was over before the first-half clock had expired. Doomed by 62 yards in penalties, a turnover, and an inability to lock down USC’s receivers, Penn State was licked when Stephfon Green fumbled at the tail end of a 30-yard gain with 1:24 remaining in the second quarter.
USC capitalized on the turnover within 36 seconds, moving the ball 58 yards in five plays to push the scoreboard to 31-7 in its favor.
Trojan quarterback Mark Sanchez turned in an MVP-caliber performance in the first half alone behind solid front-line protection, hitting a wide-open receiving corps 18 times out of 23 attempts for three touchdown passes and 276 yards. He added 14 yards and another score on the ground. Sanchez’s most productive targets were wide receivers Damian Williams (10 receptions, 162 yards, 1 TD) and Ronald Johnson (4 grabs, 82 yards, 2 TDs).
Most of the match-ups this week are pretty clearcut. I’m going out on a limb and picking Maryland at home over a demoralized Miami squad. I’m also breaking from the crowd and picking Army to upset Northern Illinois in DeKalb. If Dan Persa was healthy enough to play at full speed – he is doubtful this week – I would pick Northwestern over Boston College and their thin secondary without any hesitation. As it is, I am doubting my decision to call for a Wildcat win.
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